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Anything to be aware of traveling to Fort Worth, TX?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by tnedator, Aug 13, 2012.


  1. tnedator

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    I'm traveling in from Arkansas. Texas is reciprocal, but I didn't know if there are any city statutes in Dallas or Arlington that I will be passing through, or downtown Fort Worth where I will be staying.

    Are their any city statutes/ordinances that would be gotchas that I should know about?

    Any advice for an out of towner coming to Fort Worth?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Chris Brines

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    Idk about Ft. Worth but I live in Houston, and from what I understand TX is all the same. I'd say don't carry in bars, polling places, churches, government buildings, or any place with a "30.06 sign". (Penal code that gives people the right to prohibit CCW in their places of business.). Besides that you should be ok, TX is a pretty gun friendly state.
     

  3. tnedator

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    Am I correct in understanding that the 30.06 signs will have very specific language as laid out in the statute, a short paragraph. Not just a sign that says "No Weapons" or "30.06 -- No weapons" or anything like that?

    Also, restaurants that serve alcohol are ok, correct. No bars, but your Red Lobster, Chile's, etc. are ok. Right?

    I appreciate the help.
     
  4. BuzznRose

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    This will help...

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/texas.pdf




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  5. rick458

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    Just look for 30.06 or 50% signs (50% or more sale from sale AND consuption of alchohol on premises)
    Plus Post offices, court houses, amusement parks.
    No automatic knives or double edged knives
     
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    It is a 51% sign.

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    I stand corrected
     
  8. Chris Brines

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    Yes they have very specific criteria they must meet to be considered valid. If they don't meet those criteria, then you don't have to acknowledge them. Here, check this out:

    http://texas3006.com/
     
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    The sign actually says 51%.

    Enjoy your stay.

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    If you have any spare time, drive to the Lockheed Martin assembly building in Ft. Worth. They have guided tours. I was walked through the F16 assembly line and it was incredable. Worth the trip.

    Great Aluminum plates in one end and finished fighters ready to go out the other door -- One building and one roof.
     
  11. tnedator

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    Thanks to everyone for the help.

    I'll only have one spare day, but I'm going to check on this. Sounds like something I would like. Thanks.
     
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    Cowtown is a great place. It's a bit hot here now. Visit Sundance Sq. for various restaurants. Stockyards is a good place to go. Riscky's BBQ in both locations is decent.

    Arts district is nice too specifically the Modern and the Kimball museums. Freebirds off 7th/Univeristy would be a good place for lunch.

    As for carrying, keep it concealed and mind your p's and q's and you won't have any issues at all.
     
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    I thought churches, unless posted with a 30.06 sign, were OK for CCW permit holders.
     
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    I think I saw schools mentioned as well but just in case, since it's fresh on my mind from my CHL class two weeks ago:

    No schools: public, private, college or otherwise or any school sporting event.

    No professional sporting events or event buildings UNLESS that building is owned by the city and allows carry in the building IF there is not a sporting event currently happening. (good example is the American Airlines Center and the fact that it hosts concerts.)

    No court offices, post offices, court rooms, or otherwise unless special permission is given from those establishments.

    The aforementioned 30.06 sign and 51% sign are the only LEGAL lawful carry signs permitted in Texas. Any other sign you can walk right by however, you'd effectively be trespassing if you were asked to leave because of your firearm and refused. Never heard of that happening though.

    An amusement park

    Church or or other established place of religious worship.

    NO open carry.

    Texas law also states that if stopped by a police officer and asked to provide ID, the CHL must be presented along with the other valid, state, photo ID.

    Vehicle carry must also be concealed.



    Those are all of the extremely important ones and also all I can remember.
     
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    Just remember, in Texas "He needed killin'" is a valid legal defense. :supergrin:
     
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    Six flags is off limits as it is open more than 180 days a year. As everyone said 51% and 30.06 posted is the only thing to watch for.


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  17. PettyOfficer

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    Edited for apparent inaccuracy.
     
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    If you are carrying a gun in Texas you MUST present chl with your license to Leo's


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  19. RenegadeGlocker

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    Yes, churches and amusement parks are GTG unless 30.06 posted.
     
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    It is must, but there is no penalty of you do not.